Garden centre weedkiller sales up 62 per cent

The latest GfK statistics (April 2011) indicate that it is going to be a record year for weedkiller sales.

Weedkiller sales are up 60% on last year - image: Scotts
Weedkiller sales are up 60% on last year - image: Scotts

The total market value for weedkiller is up 58 per cent on the same period last year and within garden centres the value has increased by 62 per cent.

Scotts Roundup takes five of the top 10 places.

The brand has increased its overall value by 90 per cent and its value share is up 5.2 points, taking it from 25.1 per cent to 30.3 per cent.  Garden centres have matched this growth rate, also increasing by 90 per cent and the value share is up 4.9 points, taking it from 27.7 per cent to 32.6 per cent.  

Roundup 1L ready-to-use and the 5L Pump ‘N Go take the top two slots.

Gary Philpotts, Roundup lawn and Garden UK business director said:

"In order to capitalise on the surge in demand for weedkillers that we are witnessing, it is vital that retailers respond to market demand and give this category the on shelf and key promotional space it clearly deserves.  It is also important that the most prominent positioning is given to the brands that consumers want to purchase."


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